Theresa Pablos

Theresa Pablos is an associate editor at DrBicuspid.com. As a writer and digital journalist based out of San Francisco, she specializes in health and science content. Previously, Theresa was an assistant for the Syfy channel, where she helped bring television programs from concept to fruition. She graduated magna cum laude from the University of Southern California, where she majored in broadcast and digital journalism with minors in cinematic arts and digital studies.

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Infographic: Best states for children's dental health 2019
April 22, 2019 -- Iowa is the best U.S. state for children's dental health in 2019, according to a new report from personal finance website WalletHub. WalletHub ranked all 50 U.S. states and the District of Columbia based on 33 indicators of oral and overall health.  Discuss
Results mixed for cold therapy after tooth extraction
April 19, 2019 -- Can cold therapy help patients after third-molar surgery? The results of a recent scientific review are mixed. While cold may be helpful for managing swelling, its other benefits are questionable.  Discuss
Affordable Care, Western Dental move up on DSO list
April 17, 2019 -- Western Dental and Affordable Care were the biggest movers in DrBicuspid.com's twice-a-year update of the largest dental service/support organizations (DSOs) in the U.S. How did the other DSOs rank? Find out in our updated list.  Discuss
Dental infections cost Texas $1.7B, 196 lives
April 15, 2019 -- Hospital admissions charges because of nontraumatic dental infections cost Texas $1.7 billion over 10 years, according to a new analysis of inpatient hospital data. These infections also cost nearly 200 Texans their lives.  Discuss
CDC: Half of adults don't know what dental sealants do
April 5, 2019 -- Dental sealants are one of the most commonly used tools to help prevent dental decay, but more than half of U.S. adults don't know that. A recent survey published by the U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention found that 46% of adults could not answer a basic question about the nature of dental sealants.  Discuss
FDA proposes limiting fluoride in bottled water
April 3, 2019 -- The U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) has proposed a rule to lower the allowable level of fluoride in bottled water. The new level of 0.7 mg/L parts per million is the same as the standard set by the Department of Health and Human Services in 2015 for community water systems.  Discuss
Can guidelines reduce unneeded CT for dental infections?
April 2, 2019 -- Emergency physicians overuse conventional CT scans to rule out dangerous dental infections in patients, a recent study has found. Is a set of standardized guidelines the answer to reducing unnecessary radiation exposure for these patients?  Discuss
Mouth ulcers linked to inflammatory diseases, depression
March 26, 2019 -- Mouth ulcers may be closely linked to seemingly unrelated physical and psychological conditions, a new study has found. Genetic variants associated with canker sores are also related to inflammatory diseases and depressive symptoms.  Discuss
Car bumper component used to create stronger composite
March 21, 2019 -- A stronger resin composite might be possible thanks to a polymer used to strengthen car bumpers and protect wood decks. A new filling material with thiourethane demonstrated up to twice the strength of a typical composite in a recent study.  Discuss
New survey looks at anesthesia trends, safety in 2019
March 20, 2019 -- How safe is the use of anesthesia in traditional oral surgery? The results of a recent survey of oral and maxillofacial surgeons suggest that the most severe anesthesia complications are very rare, occurring in less than one person out of thousands of patients.  Discuss